The Town of Erie, Colorado’s Police Department is begging people stop trying to selfies with wildlife in a recent Facebook post.
It’s kind of surreal that this epidemic of bozos wanting selfies with dangerous animals has reached this point. You would think that there’s been enough videos of people getting charged by moose, bison, and bears to deter future incidents, but apparently not.
Do you think Steve Jobs ever considered that this would be a consequence for giving everybody an HD camera to stuff into their pockets? I wonder sometimes…
Here’s the full post. Please remember to keep your distance, and don’t try to take any selfies for god’s sake.
“Please keep a safe distance (further than you would think is safe) if you encounter the moose. Please, please, please stop trying to take selfies with wildlife. Keep on leash. Ideally, the moose will bed down for the evening which will allow Colorado Parks and Wildlife to do what they do best. If there is an immediate danger, call 911, otherwise, after 5 p.m. Colorado State Patrol takes the helm for wildlife calls and can be reached at 303-239-4501. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is available to take calls during business hours at 303-239-4501.”